advise against


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advise (one) against

To make a recommendation to someone to not pursue a particular plan or action. She advised him against taking out another mortgage on the house. The professor advised his students against skipping class if they wanted a passing grade at the end of the semester.
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advise against

To recommend not pursuing a particular plan or action. I would advise against quitting your job if you are not actively pursuing another opportunity. My mechanic advised against driving the car until the transmission was repaired.
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advise against something

to suggest that something not be done. Lisa always advises against hasty actions.
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We continue to advise against all travel to the Lebanese city of Tripoli, Palestinian refugee camps, the eastern Bek valley and southern suburbs of Beirut.
We advise against any non-urgent travels to the troubled areas of Japan.
The FCOs added: "We have also decided to advise against all but essential travel to Chiang Mai due to the worsening security situation there.
The World Health Organisation also did not advise against travel.
We advise against all travel to Baghdad and its surrounding area, the provinces of Basra, Maysan, Al Anbar, Salah Ad Din, Diyala, Wasit, Babil, Ninawa and At-Tamim.
As a guide, the lower the sensitivity level of the development, the less likely the HSE will be to advise against development.
A MERSEYSIDE doctor today said he would advise against a heavily pregnant woman running the London Marathon.
It was not until the early 1980s that public health experts began to advise against tanning as one important way to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Further to your recent correspondence regarding worldwide travel insurance, like BD Yates from Harpenden (Mailbag, December 2005), I too have combed my policy document for references to it being voided should the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against travel to a particular destination.
They also advise against stocking up on items like Tamiflu (the more widely any drug is used, the more likely the virus or bacteria will become resistant to it), and staying home if you do get sick.
The American Dental Association, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and the Council on Scientific Affairs advise against the routine use of antibiotics for dental cleaning procedures" (4).
Both Cipoletti and Velinov advise against buying insurance policies from airport vending machines.
On the other hand, it seems inconsistent for her to advise pianists to use all three pedals in Bach (because when playing his music we are making a transcription from the sound and touch of the harpsichord) but to advise against using the sostenuto pedal in Debussy (because his pianos didn't have one).
However, under new guidance published last month, the FO has said it would only advise against travel to a specific country in situations of 'extreme and imminent danger.
Firstly, we'd advise against it being used to treat headaches by being rubbed on the skin An old wive's tale which will lead to a flakey napper.